Seven Shocking Facts About Energy Waste
Today, we have toilets that automatically flush, self-parking automobiles, and WiFi-enabled wrist watches. But we still can’t use our energy efficiently.
Despite Energy Star appliances and electric vehicles, energy waste is still a colossal problem in the United States. Not convinced? These seven facts might change your mind:
The United States wastes more than 60% of its energy.
Most power plants in the United States are only 33% energy efficient. This rate has not changed since the 1950s.
If every American home replaced just one light bulb with an Energy Star bulb, the amount of energy saved could light more than 3 million homes for a year.
About 75% of the energy used to power our electronic devices is consumed when the products are turned off.
America is home to only 5% of the world’s population, but consumes 23% of its energy.
A quarter of your heating and cooling bill could be going out the window each month – literally. About 25% of the air inside your home or business can escape through single-glazed windows.
The average car emits 3 times its weight in CO2 every year.
Facts and figures from Clean Technica, Class 5 Energy, and Chelsea Green.
One way businesses can reduce their energy waste is by investing in power monitoring equipment. Using the power meters, submeters, and energy management software available from Electro Industries, many of our customers report cutting their total energy consumption by 20% or more.
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